Tim Szetela is a designer, animator, and digital artist. He uses a varying toolset of analog and digital media, software, code, and technology to make maps, films, games, and other interfaces that visualize structures of location, language, and data.
Rewordable, the word building card game he co-designed, was published by Penguin Random House in Summer 2017. His short films have screened at numerous international animation festivals, including Anima Mundi, Annecy, the Holland Animation Film Festival, Ottawa International Animation Festival, Stuttgart Festival of Animated Film, and Zagreb World Festival of Animated Films. He has shown work at the Museum of Modern Art (New York), Metropolitan Museum of Art (New York), Museum of Fine Arts (Boston), Museum of Moving Image (New York), Institute of Contemporary Art (Boston), as well as a variety of digital art, game, and technology festivals, conferences, and exhibitions.
He has produced digital content and consulted on technology and design for a wide range of companies and organizations. As Design Lead at Temboo, he helped to build coding tools for over a dozen programming languages and hardware platforms. He also was a part of NBC Universal's Interactive Media Technology Group and has collaborated on work with the Games for Learning Institute, the ASPCA, and numerous artists and filmmakers.
He has taught courses and workshops in animation, media production, design, and computing at several universities. He currently teaches at Princeton University and Harvard University and has taught at the School of Visual Arts in New York, New York University (in its Brooklyn and Shanghai campuses), and the Monterrey Institute of Technology in Querétaro, Mexico.
He currently lives in Brooklyn, New York.